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Injury At Work Cleveleys – Blackpool

Cleveleys - BlackpoolAccidents and injuries in the workplace in Cleveleys, Blackpool are unfortunately a common thing, but if this has happened to you through no fault of your own then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Employer responsibilities

Whatever type of industry you work in employers are responsible for the health and safety of its employees. The main piece of legislation that covers health and safety at work is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which details employers’ responsibilities for their workforce.

Examples of injury at work claims

  • Employee injured from falling boxes that had been stored incorrectly.
  • Employee slipping in wet area of corridor that had not been sectioned off.
  • Employee tripping over trailing wires in the office.
  • A slip or fall in an icy car park at work that had not been gritted.
  • An electrical injury caused by poorly maintained equipment.

Steps to take following an accident or injury at work in Cleveleys

You must report the accident to your employer or the manager you report to. All employers should have an accident book in which all accidents should be logged. When you report the accident ensure you only report the facts of what happened, do not get into a discussion of who was to blame.

If your injury at work needs medical attention keep a record of the treatment you receive and the name of the person who treated you.

Get the names and contact details of any witnesses as if you make a claim they may need to be contacted.

If possible take photographs on your phone. If you suffered a slip from something spilt for example, your employer may have this cleaned up after the accident. Take pictures of your injuries if they are visible, as cuts and bruises will heal and fade.

What to do next

Here at PHC Law our personal injury solicitors have the knowledge and experience needed to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. So if you’ve suffered an injury at work in Cleveleys, Blackpool or the surrounding area, don’t hesitate and contact us today.